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TEFL + Professional Development

Are you a non-EU citizen and trying to get a work permit for Italy?

 

Then signing up for this course is the solution as you will be eligible for EU work authorization allowing you to work for up to 20 hours per week!

Long-term student visa

According to the Italian Consulate, a long-term student visa allows the applicant to stay in the country for a period of longer than 180 days. Please note that having a long-term student visa doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be able to legally sign a contract as you will first have to apply for the permesso di soggiorno which can take a while. Once received you will be able to sign a contract.

For U.S applicants, remember that processing times for visas can take up to 3 months including gathering all the required paperwork. Give yourself enough time to complete everything you need.

Course objectives

This course is an extension of the training received during our Trinity Cert TESOL course. It provides our graduates with the opportunity to develop their professional skills, fine-tune their strengths, and improve upon weaknesses. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of their achievements that will be a launch pad for their budding career in TEFL.

Course logistics

Students do a combination of self and guided study for at least 20 hours per week. This course takes place in the evenings.

Course components

  • Teaching practice + self evaluation and feedback
  • (Online) specialised modules. Examples are:
    • Teaching Cambridge Exam classes
    • Teaching Young learners
    • Teaching Business English
    • Teaching Grammar
  • Teacher Development assignments to reinforce and expand on skills
  • Experienced teacher observation
  • Blogging about experiences and relevant topics
  • Administrative & marketing tasks at our school

Typical course week of 20 study hours

A typical course week of 20 study hours would be like this:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

14.30
15.30

Marketing / Teacher Development Assignment

Marketing / Teacher Development Assignment

Marketing / Teacher Development Assignment

Marketing / Teacher Development Assignment

15.30
16.30

Self evaluation and feedback

 

Self evaluation and feedback

Self evaluation and feedback

Self evaluation and feedback

16.30
17.30

Lesson planning

Specialised Module / Observation experienced teacher

Lesson planning

Specialised Module / Observation experienced teacher

17.30
19.30

Teaching Practice

Critical Reflection based task

Teaching Practice

Critical Reflection based task

 

Each month will consist of the following:

o    20 hours lesson planning.

o    20 hours teaching practice

o    20 hours Teacher Development workshops

o    10 hours observation of experienced teachers

o    10 hours independent work on your monthly assignment

Total: 80 hours per month (20 hours per week)

Material

We recommend buying the book: Jack C Richards’ 50 Tips for Teacher Development – Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers, which provides options for developmental tasks for you to carry out on the course.

Student / Work Visas

If you are a non-EU citizen, by signing up to this course, you will be eligible to apply for the permesso di soggiorno allowing you to then sign a work contract once received (for visas of 7 months or more) and legally work for up to 20 hours per week.

The Trainers

Our TEFL trainers on this course are Dip TESOL qualified.

Assessment & Certification

To pass the course and receive the certificate you will have to: Complete the development tasks to a satisfactory standard and present them in a blog each month. Attend 85% of the timetabled course.

Lenght: 7-11 months
Course fee: €190/month + €150 Service fee (for enrollment letter and documentation for the embassy)
One-off payment: Save €10/month
Start: Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

When can I start?

Any Monday after completing our 4 or 8-week Trinity CertTESOL Course

Entry requirements

All candidates must have completed our Trinity CertTESOL course

How long can I attend the Professional Development program?

The program length is usually 7-11 months

How to apply?

Please send us an e-mail to info@tefl-in-italy-com to sign-up. To reserve your place on the course you will need to pay the first month or the full amount to get the one-off payment discount.

Course fee: €190/month

Service fee: €150

One-off payment: Save €10/month